Sandy devastates New Jersey

Associated Press
A row of houses stands in floodwaters at Grassy Sound in North Wildwood, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy pounds the East Coast Monday Oct. 29, 2012. The powerful storm made the westward lurch and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Dale Gerhard) MANDATORY CREDIT

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In the wake of Sandy, hard-hit New Jersey faces an uphill battle to rebuild. Many cities face complete devastation: Hoboken is heavily flooded, with thousands trapped in their homes; in the shore town of Mantoloking, natural gas leaks rekindled fires that broke out after the storm. Shore towns in particular bore the brunt of the storm’s fury.

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